Sunday, September 20, 2015

Prince Alfred Guard Drill Hall and Museum

One of the lesser known museums in Port Elizabeth is the Prince Alfred Guard Drill Hall in Central.  The museum was established as a fusion between the old military museum that was housed at the Donkin Reserve and the old Prince Alfred Guard regimental museum.  The Prince Alfred Guard was founded in 1856 as a City Regiment but had their name changed when they provided a Royal Guard for Prince Alfred, the second son of Queen Victoria, on his visit to Port Elizabeth in 1860.  The Victorian Drill Hall was opened in 1880 and has been the regiment's headquarters since then.


  1. Attended many a parade here. (Cmd. Shaw)

  2. I did my camps for Prince Alfred,s Guards after national service